A Math Poem

Bed + Clock = Picture of a bed on a clock
Bed – Clock = No school
Bed x Clock = More school
Bed ÷ Clock = Vacation




Starlight
a poem that uses images and metaphors

I’m a star
outside on a hill
looking up at the other stars.

You are a bigger star
shining down on me forever.



The Five Emotions
a poem that uses images and metaphors

Disappointment is a red fox looking down in a hole.

Sadness is a white bear looking up at a tree.

Happiness is a brown mole rat looking to the side at his mother.

Anger is a grey mouse looking down at his feet.

Feeling okay is a child looking everywhere for its mother.




Eight Sentences Out of Nowhere
a poem made using random words


My mother is carrying her purse.
My brother’s feet are putrid.
My brother likes the galaxy.
My friend likes the color green.
My name Iris is a flower.
“You can become a very smart scientist
when you get older, Yavet.”
“Find” can mean when you lose something that is strange
and you don’t know how you lost it.
If you didn’t have gravity you would be floating by now.



Four Lies and Four Truths

When I wake up I go back to sleep.
When I wake up I don’t like to go to school.
When I wake up I get ready right away.
When I wake up I don’t brush my teeth.
When I wake up I do eat breakfast first.
When I wake up I eat hot Cheetos.
When I wake up I won’t put school clothes on yet.
When I wake up I go downstairs and watch TV.




The Things I See
a pantoum—each line based on a picture


I see people at the beach.
I look at an illusion.
This picture makes me feel strange
and I see a face in the picture.

I look at an illusion.
I see a hanging robot
and I see a face in the picture.
I see melting clocks.

I see a hanging robot.
I see people at the beach.
I see melting clocks.
This picture makes me feel strange.



The Horror Poem
a short-lines rhyming poem

“I don’t want to die
do don’t lie
to them
or else
you will vanish.
Grow up and be mannish
because you’re not lavish.
If you don’t finish
what I told you
your friend
will moo
like a cow
and you will
die laughing.”





Idris, age 8
Poetry by Idris
poetry
2018